Kerry pushing hard for British Championships

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Finzean swimmer Kerry Buchan returned from a training camp in Tenerife last week and dived straight back into competition.

The 23-year-old was in the Canary Islands for two weeks working on endurance as part of her preparations for the British Championships in Manchester next month.

The British Championships also count as trials to get into the British team for the World Championships later this year.

Kerry took time out from her busy schedule to speak to the Piper about events over the last few weeks.

“Tenerife was a good camp. It is always good to get some long course training in a 50m pool because in Edinburgh at the moment we are only training in the short course (25m) pool.

“I was also doing some running and cycling to do something different.

“It’s always easier to do when the sun is shining!”

Kerry was back competing just twenty four hours after returning to Scotland.

She said: “I got back on Thursday evening. Then on Friday I travelled through to Glasgow to compete in the Edinburgh International meet, which was held in Glasgow’s Tollcross pool this year.”

Instead of taking it easy, Kerry pushed herself hard by taking on extra events.

She said: “I was treating this meet as a good chance to get some race practice in and also some good training, therefore I did a few more events than my normal.

“I usually only race the breaststroke events but this weekend I raced the 100m and 200m freestyle and the 200m Individual medley. as well as the 100m and 200m breaststroke which are my best events.

“I got a gold in the 100m breaststroke and also a silver in the 200m breaststroke.

“I am getting back to training and will be working hard until the next competition which is the British championships in March.”